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Gai-Jin Audiobook

Gai-Jin: The Epic Novel of the Birth of Modern Japan

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Publisher's Summary

The heir to the magnificent English trading company, the Noble House; the direct descendant of the first Toranaga Shōgun, battling to usher his country into the modern age; a beautiful young Frenchwoman forever torn between ambition and desire - their lives intertwine in an exotic land newly open to foreigners, gai-jin, and torn apart by greed, idealism, and terrorism. Their passions mingle with monarchs and diplomats, assassins, courtesans, and spies. Their fates collide in James Clavell's masterpiece set in 19th-century Japan - an unforgettable epic seething with betrayal and secrets, brutality and heroism, love and forbidden passions.

©2015 James Clavell (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Adriano Milan 11/11/2015
    Adriano Milan 11/11/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Extremely captivating!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! It tells more than a beautiful story. This book brings you in the mind of its characters and they live you and makes you better. Absolutely Epic


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gai-Jin?

    The duel between Toranaga Yoshi


    What does John Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    He gives life to characters. When you listen this audiobook they are standing in front of you.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No! You do not want the pleasure to finish so soon


    Any additional comments?

    The best thing about this book are the characters. They are all so complex and perfectly described. By the end of the book they are friends and they live you.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs Dawn M Norton 01/02/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointed"

    Story is great but I bought a 50 hours worth of reading it it stopped at the end of part one, how do i find the rest

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    anthony 08/12/2016
    anthony 08/12/2016
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    "hmmm"

    didn't like narrator so much - book not as good in my opinion as shogun

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    Patricia 05/10/2016
    Patricia 05/10/2016
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    "Outstanding narrator"

    This fascinating novel is brought to life by John Lee, who is a master of voices and accents. It sounded as though he had several people in the studio with him!
    The story is captivating, every bit as good as Noble House, with a different cast of characters but references made to previous people who featured in that story.
    It's very long - 50+ hours - but I was sad when it ended. Totally recommend this title!

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    30/09/2016
    30/09/2016 Member Since 2015

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    "Pretty good but very long"

    Like all of Clavell's books there are a lot of characters to keep track of and many plot strands but art the end not much is resolved. still decent entertainment but not as good as Shogun or Taipan. Reader was fine

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    Ian Heyworth 05/11/2015
    Ian Heyworth 05/11/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "A Fantastic Book !"

    Such a great adventure , so well read!
    James Clavell was a great author it's a shame he did not write another between this one and Noble House !

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tim 22/07/2015
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    "Great historical read"

    Hard not to put your life on hold and just listen from start to finish

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